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Michael Chester - Band Director

Mr. Michael Chester
Band Room
 
Class Schedule:
1st Period Honors Jazz Band
2nd Period Advanced Honors Jazz Band
3rd Period Honors Percussion
4th Period Honors Wind Ensemble /Honors Color Guard
5th Period Honors Concert Band
6th Period Planning
7th Period Honors Symphonic Band
 

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SCHS Band - Wind Ensemble: Vanderbilt Univeristy Concert Band Showcase - Feb. 1, 2019

Gig Sheet - Wind Ensemble
Vanderbilt University Concert Band Showcase
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 8:00 PM
 
Concert Performance Time: 8:00 PM
 
Location: Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music Ingram Center for the Performing Arts. 
 
Address: 2400 Blakemore Avenue - Nashville, TN 37212
 
Parking: Parking for this event is available for free in the West Garage (2500 Children's Way) directly across the street from the Blair School of Music and the Ingram Center for the Performing Arts.
 
Admission: Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.
 
Transportation: SCHS Wind Ensemble members will depart Stewarts Creek High School via activity bus at the conclusion of school.
 
Parents will need to pick-up students at the conclusion of the showcase. Pick-up time will be 9:30 PM. We ask that parents coordinate with each other, in the event that a parent of a member of the wind ensemble is unable to attend the concert performance.
 
 
 
 
Student Call Time: 3:30 PM

Call Time Location:
SCHS Band Room
 
Departure Time: approx. 3:45 PM
 
We will load instruments and concert attire onto the SCHS activity bus and will depart from SCHS at approximately 3:45 PM to Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music
 
Sound Check:  5:00 PM on stage in Ingram Hall
 
Dinner: 6:00 PM. Pizza dinner for all wind ensemble personnel is being provided courtesy of Vanderbilt University.
 
Dress: 7:00 PM. Dressing room facilities with restrooms will be available for wind ensemble personnel. Dress will consist of the formal concert black (concert gowns and tuxedos). Uniform code is in full effect:
  • Professional Grooming Standards: Gentlemen will be clean shaven. Ladies may wear conservative make-up/jewelry. Please make sure to uphold grooming standards (natural hair color, etc.).
Warm-Up/Tune: 7:30 PM in the Instrument Rehearsal Hall (IRH) back stage from Ingram Hall. 
 
Concert Start Time: 8:00 PM
 
Notes: At the conclusion of our portion of the concert, we will rank and file instruments and will return to the hall to listen to the Vanderbilt Wind Symphony's performance. We will then put instruments away and wind ensemble personnel will be dismissed from the lobby of the Ingram Center for the performing arts for pick-up by a parent. 

Gig Sheet - SCHS Band Christmas Concert - Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Gig Sheet - SCHS Band Christmas Concert 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM
 
Call Time: 5:00 PM

Call Time Location: SCHS Band Room/Theater

Dress: Formal Concert Black 
  • Concert Band and Symphonic Band - Ladies: black concert gown, flat closed-toe shoes, black hosiery of your choosing. Gentlemen: black shirt/tux pants, long red tie, black socks, black dress shoes (or clean marching band shoes).
  • Wind Ensemble - Ladies: black concert gown, flat closed-toe shoes, black hosiery of your choosing. Gentlemen: full tuxedo with jackets,black bow-tie, black dress shoes (or clean marching band shoes).
  • Professional Grooming Standards: Gentlemen will be clean shaven. Ladies may wear conservative make-up/jewelry. Please make sure to uphold grooming standards (natural hair color, etc.). Uniform code is in full effect.
Sound Check: Wind Ensemble will be the first on the stage. Members do not need to be dressed as they will have time after the sound check. Symphonic Band will be next, followed by Concert Band. Concert and Symphonic Band members should be dressed by the time they meet on the stage for sound check. Use the time during the Wind Ensemble sound check to dress (or come dressed if preferred).
 
Concert Start Time: 7 PM in the SCHS Theater. Doors open at 6:45 PM. Total concert time should last around an hour.
 
Notes: Students may stay after school if preferred. The concert will feature all three SCHS Concert Bands in performance. Once band members are finished with their performance, they will remain in the audience until all bands are finished with their portion of the program. Band members will be dismissed at the conclusion of the concert.
 
 

Gig Sheet - SCHS Fine Arts Showcase Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

Gig Sheet - SCHS
2nd Period Jazz Band, Clarinet Quartet
&
3rd Period Select Percussion Ensemble
SCHS Fine Arts Showcase
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

  • Call Time - Report to the band room by 5:30 PM, dressed and ready for sound check. 

  • Dress Attire - Gentlemen - your SCHS black dress shirt and black tuxedo pants, long red tie, black socks and black shoes. Ladies - all black of your choosing (concert gowns would be too formal).
Performance Notes:
  • 2nd Period Jazz Band will perform "Art of the Matter"

  • 3rd Period Percussion will perform "Desert Sunrise"

  • Clarinet Quartet will perform their work "By Heck"

  • The official start time of the fine arts showcase is 7 PM. The event admission is $5.00. 

  • Band members will be free to leave after their performance or they may stay to hear the other groups.

Gig Sheet - SCHS Band Town of Smyrna Christmas Parade 12/02/2018

Gig Sheet - SCHS Band
Town of Smyrna Christmas Parade
12/02/2018

  • Call Time - Report to the band room by 12 PM. The temperature (according to Weather.com is currently showing a high of 61 and partly cloudy - you may wear additional layers of thermal garments if you need to).

  • Transportation - We will take RCS Buses. We will need chaperones for the buses. Please click here to sign-up.

  • Dress Attire - Full dress uniform. Please make sure your shoes are clean. Please adhere to the uniform code (gentlemen - clean shaven/ ladies - natural make-up/no jewelry).
Performance Notes:
  • The official start time of the parade is 2:00 PM.

  • Once we are finished with the performance we will load buses. Students will be dismissed from the band room once uniforms, instruments, and equipment are put away.

  • Estimated return time to SCHS will be 4-4:30 PM (estimate).

Gig Sheet - SCHS 1st Period Jazz Band Home Basketball Game - 11/30/2018

Gig Sheet - SCHS 1st Period Jazz Band
Home Basketball Game 11/30/2018

  • Call Time: 5:00 PM
  • Call Time Location: SCHS Band Room
  • Dress: Polo Shirt, Jeans, Tennis Shoes
  • Performance Start Time: 6:00 PM
  • Performance End Time: 9:00 PM or sooner (estimate)
Performance Notes:
  • Students may stay after school to help with setup or to practice. 
  • Concessions are available for students to purchase or they may bring an extra snack/meal from home.
  • Students will be dismissed as soon as everything is put away and our area is cleaned-up.

Gig Sheet - SCHS 2nd Period Jazz Band Town of Smyrna Tree Lighting Ceremony Smyrna Event Center 11/20/2018

Gig Sheet - SCHS 2nd Period Jazz Band
Town of Smyrna Tree Lighting Ceremony
Smyrna Event Center
11/20/2018

  • Call Time - Report to the band room at the start of 7th period. You will not need to check in with your 7th period teachers. We will load vehicles with instruments and equipment and change into attire.

  • Transportation - Students will drive or need to get rides to and from the event. As we did last year, we will caravan together to the Smyrna Event Center using street routes (not interstate). We will leave SCHS campus once everything is loaded and everyone is changed into attire.

  • Dress Attire - Gentlemen - your SCHS black dress shirt and black tuxedo pants, long red tie, black socks and black shoes. Ladies - all black of your choosing (concert gowns would be too formal).
Performance Notes:
  • Once we arrive to the Smyrna Event Center, we will unload and sound check.

  • Pizza dinner will be provided for the band members.

  • The official start time of the tree lighting will take place at 6 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Total time should be less than 1 hour.

  • Once we are finished with the performance we will tear down and load vehicles. Students will be dismissed from the Smyrna Event Center. Large school owned instruments and equipment will need to be returned to SCHS that evening.

Gig Sheet - SCHS 1st Period Jazz Band Home Basketball Game - 11/13/2018

Gig Sheet - SCHS 1st Period Jazz Band
Home Basketball Game 11/13/2018

  • Call Time: 5:00 PM
  • Call Time Location: SCHS Band Room
  • Dress: Polo Shirt, Jeans, Tennis Shoes
  • Performance Start Time: 6:00 PM
  • Performance End Time: 9:00 PM or sooner (estimate)
Performance Notes:
  • Students may stay after school to help with setup or to practice. 
  • Concessions are available for students to purchase or they may bring an extra snack/meal from home.
  • Students will be dismissed as soon as everything is put away and our area is cleaned-up.